New Delhi: The Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at the Central Information Commission have given consent to a voluntary deduction of 30% of the basic salary paid to them by the Commission for the next one year starting April 2020 to meet the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In view of the unprecedented damage caused to the national economy by the Coronavirus pandemic and efforts made by the Government to pool all resources to meet the challenges of this national crisis, Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at Central Information Commission have voluntarily agreed too take a cut equal to 30% of the basic pay received from the commission for a period of one year with immediate effect.
The Central Information Commission has been seized of the issues and challenges arising from the COVID -19 pandemic and the decision relating to the voluntary deduction of 30% of the basic salary of the Chief information Commissioner and Information Commissioners for next one year was taken at an extraordinary meeting of the Commission this past Friday, 10 April 202. The meeting was conducted through video conferencing to deliberate on the steps to be taken by the Commission in the wake of COVID – 19 pandemic.
The meeting was attended by Chief Information Commissioner Bimal Julka, and Information Commissioners DP Sinha, Y. K. Sinha, Ms. Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Suresh Chandra, Dr. Amita Pendove, and Secretary to the Commission.